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Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa : consisting chiefly of figures and descriptions of the objects of natural history collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836, fitted out by "The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa" : together with a summary of African zoology, and an inquiry into the geographical ranges of species in that quarter of the globe


Published 1838
Topics Zoology, Animals
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statement of responsibility: by Andrew Smith ; published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

Issued in 28 pts. For more information see F.H. Waterhouse, "On the dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa,' in: Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880), p. 489-491; also: K.H. Barnard, "The dates of issue of the 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa' and the 'Marine investigations in South Africa,' in J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist., v. 2 (Oct., 1950), p. 187-189 and corrigendum, v. 2 (Nov., 1952), p. 408.

"The plates ... have been published in five divisions, viz., Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Pisces, and Invertebratae. Those of each division have been numbered independently, and the letterpress descriptions left unpaged, in order that they may be arranged according to the particular view of the purchasers"--Preface, p. iii.

"London: Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey"--Verso of t.p.

Volume 5 (Invertebratae) has special t.p.: Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa, being a portion of the objects of natural history chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa ... by W.S. Macleay. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1838.

Plates signed: Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen; C.E. Wagstaff sc.; Chas. M. Curtis del.; Ford del.

Each plate is accompanied by a blank guard sheet and approximately 2 p. of letterpress description (usually unpaginated).

Plates 18 and 37 in "Mammalia" were never issued. See F.A. Jentink, "On the Dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa," in: Notes from the Leyden Museum, v. 15 (1893), p. 182.

Collation of each volume: Mammalia: 51 plates (numbered 1-8, 8 bis, 9-17, 19-36, 38-53), with descriptive letterpress; Aves: 114 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Reptilia: 78 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Pisces: 31 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Invertebratae: 75 p., 4 plates.

With an appendix (28 p.).

citation/reference: BM (Nat. hist.), v. 4, p. 1942

citation/reference: Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., v. 2, p. 327-328

citation/reference: Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., II, p. 593-594

citation/reference: Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, I, 3868

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Ulber, Thomas M. "Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa'. an annotated table of contents for the "Reptilia" volume. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service, (120): 1-17.

Issued in 28 pts. For more information see F.H. Waterhouse, "On the dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa,' in: Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880), p. 489-491; also: K.H. Barnard, "The dates of issue of the 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa' and the 'Marine investigations in South Africa,' in J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist., v. 2 (Oct., 1950), p. 187-189 and corrigendum, v. 2 (Nov., 1952), p. 408

"The plates ... have been published in five divisions, viz., Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Pisces, and Invertebratae. Those of each division have been numbered independently, and the letterpress descriptions left unpaged, in order that they may be arranged according to the particular view of the purchasers"--Preface, p. iii

"London: Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey"--Verso of t.p

Volume 5 (Invertebratae) has special t.p.: Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa, being a portion of the objects of natural history chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa ... by W.S. Macleay. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1838

Plates signed: Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen; C.E. Wagstaff sc.; Chas. M. Curtis del.; Ford del

Each plate is accompanied by a blank guard sheet and approximately 2 p. of letterpress description (usually unpaginated)

Plates 18 and 37 in "Mammalia" were never issued. See F.A. Jentink, "On the Dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa," in: Notes from the Leyden Museum, v. 15 (1893), p. 182

Collation of each volume: Mammalia: 51 plates (numbered 1-8, 8 bis, 9-17, 19-36, 38-53), with descriptive letterpress; Aves: 114 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Reptilia: 78 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Pisces: 31 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Invertebratae: 75 p., 4 plates

With an appendix (28 p.)

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

[1]. Mammalia -- [2]. Aves -- [3]. Reptilia -- [4]. Pisces -- [5]. Invertebratae. By W.S. Macleay

BM (Nat. hist.)

Mendelssohn, S. South African bib.

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

Ulber, Thomas M. "Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa'. an annotated table of contents for the "Reptilia" volume. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service, (120): 1-17

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SCNHRB has 2 copies

SCNHRB c. 1 appears to be complete in 5 v. (special title page for Invertebratae is not present; letterpress description for plate 114 in Aves wanting?; plate 111 in Aves is notably damaged by waterstaining, which has also affected parts of the other volumes in this set). The appendix is bound in together with v. 5 (Invertebratae)

SCNHRB c. 1 has has charge-out pockets and cards of the Fall River Public Library (Massachusetts) on back paste-down endpapers; with FRPL accession nos.: 8200-8204

SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection. Train Collection accession no. for the set: B1503

SCNHRB c. 1 has later quarter-binding of brown cloth and goatskin, with gilt lettering on spine. The original printed wrappers are not present

SCNHRB c. 2 is incomplete, having partial copies of v. 2 (Aves), v. 3 (Reptilia), and v. 4 (Pisces), and a complete copy of v. 5 (Invertebratae), only. The index leaves and appendix are wanting

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2, Aves (39088015300320) has plates 1-105, with descriptive letterpress, bound together in 1 v. Plates 106-114 and their accompanying descriptive letterpress are wanting

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2 has stamps: Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum; accession nos.: 295400-295401

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2 has plates 51-105 and their letterpress descriptions bound at the front of the volume, with plates 1-50 and their letterpress descriptions following after

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2 has a later green buckram "U.S.N.M." binding with gilt-lettered spine, and faux marbled endpapers and edges. The original printed wrappers for no. XIX (dated Nov. 1843) and no. XX (1844) are bound in

SCNHRB v. 3, c. 2, Reptilia (39088015300247) has plates 1-30 and 32-49, with descriptive letterpress. The plates and letterpress description for 31 and 49-78 are wanting

SCNHRB v. 3, c. 2 has stamp on original front wrapper: Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum; accession no. 275839

SCNHRB v. 3, c. 2 has a later brown buckram "U.S.N.M" binding with gilt-lettered spine, and faux marbled endpapers and edges. The original printed brown stiff-paper wrapper for pt. XXII (March, 1845) is bound in

SCNHRB v. 4, c. 2, Pisces (39088015300205) has plates 1-27 and their descriptive letterpress, only. The plates and letterpress description for 28-31 are wanting

SCNHRB v. 4, c. 2 has stamps: 1. (ink) Division of Fishes, U.S. National Museum; 2. (blind-embossed) Smithsonian Institution National Museum; accession no.: 229209

SCNHRB v. 4, 2 has a later brown half-leather "U.S.N.M." binding with gilt- and blind-tooled spine, and faux marbled paper boards and edges. The original printed stiff paper wrapper for pt. XXIII (Oct., 1845) is bound in

SCNHRB v. 5, c. 2, Invertebratae (39088015278666) is complete, with [2], 75 p. and plates 1-4

SCNHRB v. 5, c. 2 has stamps: 1. Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum; accession no.: 340086; 2. Invertebrate Zoology, Crustacea

SCNHRB v. 5, c. 2 has a later brown buckram "U.S.N.M." binding with gilt-lettered spine. The original printed paper wrapper is bound in


Volume v. 4, c. 2
Publisher London : Smith, Elder and Co.
Year 1838
Pages 144
Possible copyright status Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.
Language English
Call number 39088015300205
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
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